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UPDATED 3/30: Huron Meadows April Ski Race Folly!

Date: Sat, Apr 2, 2011
Time: 9:30 AM
Where: Huron Meadows Metropark, Brighton, MI

UPDATE Wednesday 3/30, Adam Haberkorn:
Ski Rentals: If someone calls on Friday before 2:00pm and reserves skis with shoe size, type of ski and weight with the clubhouse staff I will bring them out of storage and would be happy to rent skis in April. If no RSVP on Friday, then no rental on Saturday - we don’t have time or staff to fish though the skis, poles and boots day of the event.

I will be marking off with turf paint a 5.6 mile mountain bike ride and a 4k run (same as Krazy Classic coure) on Friday if anyone wishes to do a race on Saturday.

The ski course should be ski able Friday night then regroomed Saturday morning. (I Hope)


Plans are for cross country skiing and a ski race to be held at Huron Meadows on Saturday morning, April 2. Nordic Director Adam Haberkorn has snow squirreled away 300 cubic yards of snow for a ski course! Plans are for a short loop (250-300 yards) with both classic track and skate lane.

Bring running shoes and/or mountain bike for some variety. And of course we'll have to have a little race...

After the skiing, biking and running, we'll hold the planned Groomer Appreciation Party at 11:30am.

Huron Meadows Groomer Appreciation Party

Date: Sat, Apr 2, 2011
Time: 11:30 AM
Where: Huron Meadows Metropark, Brighton, MI
What: The 3rd annual Huron Meadows groomer appreciation party will be held at the Huron Meadows Metropark clubhouse April 2nd at 11:30.

It’s the time of year to thank the people who made great skiing at Huron Meadows Metropark possible.  For those of you who ski in Southeastern Michigan you were again able to experience the fantastic grooming at Huron Meadows Metropark.

The people responsible for creating these conditions go above and beyond their jobs in making sure that every possible skiable day is made available to us through their hard work.

This year, we’ve had snow created for us from frozen lakes, ski trails created along fence lines, and grooming after storms with gale force winds. Some snowstorms required over 40 hours of grooming to get you great conditions.  Work often begins at 4:00 a.m.!

Whether you’re a racer or a recreational skier; if you like to ski you owe a debt of gratitude to the groomers.  So, it’s time to thank these people for their hard work.

The 3rd annual groomer appreciation party will be held at the Huron Meadows Metropark clubhouse April 2nd at 11:30.  Please R.S.V.P. to Ken Roth at by March 31st if you are attending.  It is important that people R.S.V.P. 

We are requesting a donation at the door of $8 per person to offset the cost of the food and a small recognition award for the groomers.  Any money collected above those costs will be donated back to the Huron Meadows grooming fund.

We will provide pizza, salad, and non-alcoholic beverages. Feel free to bring any additional food items you wish.  If we have beautiful weather, we’ll hold the event outside in a pavilion.

We’ll have lunch, talk about the ski season, and then express our appreciation for the hard work done by the HMMP team.  Mike Muha will also formally present his donation to the Huron Meadows fund!

Now, here’s the guilt trip part.  Remember what skiing in Southeastern Michigan looked like before we had the grooming at HMMP?  It was a pretty sorry picture.  The people who provide us with great conditions need to know that their work is being appreciated.  The Park system needs to know that skiers recognize this work.  If you don’t come to the party and great grooming goes away, you’ll have no one to blame but yourself, and you’ll miss a good time as well! 

Looking forward to seeing all of you.  I promise, no more guilt trips, until next year.

Ken Roth